Survey: Americans Love Snack Foods

There have been several online surveys launched in recent months that indicate snack food products are very popular in the United States. Some of the states that have the highest levels of snack food consumption are Ohio, Texas, South Carolina and Georgia.

According to several of these surveys, one of the most popular snack foods in the U. S. today is potato chips. I definitely believe this because I am somewhat of a potato chip addict myself. There have actually been times when I have eaten a whole bag of potato chips all by myself.
The surveys also revealed the current most popular potato chip brands. On most surveys the number one brand was Lay's potato chips. Just like its commercial says, it’s hard to eat just one. Currently, Lay’s accounts for 38% of the U. S. potato chip market.

Aside from tasting so good, another reason I think that Lay's is such a popular potato chip brand is because there are so many flavors to choose from. Back about twenty years ago the only choices consumers had to choose from were original and barbeque flavor. Today consumers can choose from a much wider variety of flavors such as cheddar and sour cream, deli style, salt & vinegar, cooked jalapeno, and mesquite flavored chips.

Another popular snack food in the United States is candy bars. Based on several online surveys, over 80% of today's population eats some type of candy bar at least once a week. I guess this means that a lot of people need to get a daily or weekly sugar fix. The top three selling candy bars today are Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Kit Kat. People like Snickers because it contains three very popular ingredients -- chocolate, peanuts and caramel. Then you have a lot of people who love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups because it contains their two favorite ingredients chocolate and peanut butter. One of the interesting ways some people like to store their Reese's cups is by putting them in the freezer so they can get hard and frozen. When it comes to Kit Kat, most people like them because of the milk chocolate on the outside and the sweet crunch on the inside. I think it is amazing that all these candy bars have remained so popular after so many years.

Another popular U. S. snack food is ice cream. The only people who don't like ice cream (according to several surveys) are those who are lactose intolerant. According to survey results, the top three popular ice cream flavors are vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. These top three flavors are followed by butter pecan, banana split and mint chocolate chip.

All these surveys confirm that most Americans today truly love snack foods.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Copyright 2011 Privacy Policy